Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz Prediction

The Utah Jazz (27-29) take to the road to face the Toronto Raptors (26-30) on Friday at the Scotiabank Arena. The Toronto Raptors hit the court with the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed, while the Utah Jazz rank 11th in the Western Conference. The Toronto Raptors are favorites, but the Utah Jazz won’t go down easy. The visitors look up for a fight as they plot to beat the oddsmakers at their own game and bag a crucial away win.

Form Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors continued their sensational run of form by beating the San Antonio Spurs in their last match. They downed their opponents by a score of 112-98. The result extended their winning streak to three games, leaving the home side 26-30 for the season.

Going into Friday’s game, the Toronto Raptors have been fairly average in terms of their offensive output, averaging 113.0 points per contest. The home defense ranks around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league, limiting opponents to 112.2 points per game.

After last year’s first-round exit, the Toronto Raptors hope to clinch another postseason berth. The hosts have gone 26-30 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.

Otto Porter Jr. and OG Anunoby are set to miss the Toronto Raptors game due to injuries.

Form Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz fell to a second consecutive defeat last time out when the Minnesota Timberwolves beat them 118-143. The visitors are now 5-5 in their past ten games overall and 2-3 in the last five on the road.

The Utah Jazz have been one of the NBA’s most prolific scoring teams this season. Entering Friday’s matchup, the visitors are averaging 117.5 points per game. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 122.0 points in their last five matches and 117.1 points this year alone.

After 56 regular season games, the Utah Jazz are in serious danger of failing to return to the playoffs. Last year’s first-round contestants have only gone 27-29 this season. They rank 11th in the Western Conference, outside the postseason berths going into the second half of the year.

The Utah Jazz have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.

H2H

The Utah Jazz bagged a 131-128 win over the Toronto Raptors in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Vivint Arena in February 2023. The Toronto Raptors can’t wait to welcome Utah Jazz at the Scotiabank Arena, no doubt expecting to continue their dominant display against their coming visitors. They are 6-4 in the last ten meetings, winning each of the past four encounters in front of their home crowd.

In their last ten head-to-head games, the Toronto Raptors managed 111.4 points on average per game, while the Utah Jazz put 105.3 points on board.

Standings

Betting

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  • Moneyline (ML): Utah Jazz (+250) | Toronto Raptors (-311)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Utah Jazz +7.5 (-105) | Toronto Raptors -7.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 232.0 (-110) | (-110)

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Moneyline

Take the Toronto Raptors to win (1.32) on the moneyline.

The Toronto Raptors come into Friday’s matchup on a high, having won their last three matches. This streak of success extends to their last two games at Scotiabank Arena, which all ended in victory. The oddsmakers are sold, setting the moneyline odds at -311, giving the home team an 76% chance of winning. The Utah Jazz are not favored to come out on top with +250 moneyline odds set for a road win. They have been inconsistent away from home lately, dropping seven of their last ten road games. Their most recent game resulted in a 118-143 defeat by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Our money is on an outright home win (-311). The Utah Jazz are on a two-match losing streak and could end up as easy prey for the in-form Toronto Raptors. The hosts are in scintillating form, and with the home crowd behind them, we’re expecting them to nail a fourth straight win.

Against the Spread

Betting on the Toronto Raptors -7.5 (1.87) is our favorite play for this matchup.

The oddsmakers have installed the Toronto Raptors as the 7.5-point favorites over the Utah Jazz going into their latest matchup. The hosts won four of their last five home encounters in this series, averaging an 18.0-point differential in their favor.

At the Scotiabank Arena, the Toronto Raptors have gone three games straight in covering the spread. Their home record this season is 16-12 ATS. The Toronto Raptors have been a strong choice for sports bettors when looking to cover the spread. Their last two games saw the hosts cover, leaving them with a 6-4 ATS record for their last ten contests.

The Utah Jazz have gone three games without covering the spread. Their record for the season is 30-26 ATS. In their past 10 matches, the Utah Jazz went 5-5 ATS and also ended up 5-5 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.

Over/Under

Total under 232.0 (1.91) is how we’d bet on the total.

Based on their head-to-head record, the Toronto Raptors and the Utah Jazz look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 216.7 points between them, including 226.2 points in the last five at the Scotiabank Arena.

For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 232.0. This is 19.8 points higher than the combined 212.2-point average the Toronto Raptors and the Utah Jazz put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.

The Toronto Raptors have a 29-25 O/U record for the season. Their last two games ended up below the total. In the last five matches home games for the Toronto Raptors, the total was exceeded in only two of them. They have a 4-5 O/U record from their last ten matches overall.

The Utah Jazz are 31-23 O/U this season after their last two games went over. Over was a winning bet in each of the last five Utah Jazz road games. The visitors went 5-5 O/U in their past 10 home and away matches combined.

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